Silents really are golden
A group of Sunshine Coast TAFE Diploma of Hospitality Management students are creating a night from the golden era of film with a 1920s silent film and theatre night.
The night will encapsulate the hedonistic culture of the 1920s and guests are encouraged to join the students and come dressed as their favourite characters of the time, such as gangsters and flappers.
One of the highlights will be when former Majestic Theatre owner, Ron West, accompanies the silent comedies on keyboard to recreate the complete silent film theatre experience.
Mr West said he was delighted to be able to help the students on the night and congratulated them for choosing silent movies as a theme.
“I think that this is great that these young people are hosting a silent picture night because it gives them an insight into an era that’s gone and helps us to understand how we got to where we are now,” Mr West said.
Sunshine Coast TAFE Hospitality Management student and Buderim resident Emily Hutchinson said she and the other students had organised the event as a requirement of their course.
“This will be a fantastic night when film lovers will be treated to live entertainment and complimentary canapés during interval as well as the wonderful films.”
WHAT: Silent Film and Theatre Night
WHERE: Mooloolaba TAFE Campus
WHEN: Friday, 6pm
CONTACT: 5459 3000